The Secret Spice Scent You Need in Your Life

Live Inspired Organics Peace Vanilla Essence

No, I am not talking about a sixth Spice Girl or the newest drink from Starbucks.  Rather, the secret spice scent that you need is brought to us by Live Inspired Organics.  Live Inspired Organics makes “all natural beauty products crafted with love, joy & peace.”  If these three attributes sound familiar, that is because they are.  The Bible teaches us that the “fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, …” Galatians 5:22 (NIV).  Inspired by this teaching, these three attributes are also the three scents of Live Inspired Organics’ products. “Love” is a strawberry scent, “joy” is a floral scent, and “peace” is a vanilla spice scent.  If you are not familiar with this unique vanilla spice scent you are missing out.  Live Inspired Organics’ vanilla spice scent comes to the rescue for those who suffer from pumpkin spice withdrawal three quarters of the year, or for those who enjoy a spice scent, but not the pumpkin scent of pumpkin spice.

Live Inspired Organics | Joy Love Peace

When I first came across this brand I was looking for a vanilla-scented body butter.  What I found was something quite different.  My search for a vanilla-scented body butter naturally led me to the Peace line of products, and I ordered the Body Velvet.  At that time Live Inspired Organics was having a promotion where they were offering a free lip balm, so I chose one in the same scent.  When my order arrived the owner had also included a handwritten note and a bag of Peace Organic Herbal Tea that can also be used as a facial steam.  Those personal and thoughtful touches are really what makes shopping with indie brands so special, and I appreciate that Gina, the owner, took the time to lend her personal touch to a small order that she did not know would end up being shared with the world.

Live Inspired Organics Body Velvet in Peace Vanilla Essence (2.25 oz/64g)

Live Inspired Organics’ Body Velvet in Peace Vanilla Essence smells like cloves and other spices mixed with orange essence.  There is no distinct chocolate or vanilla scent in this body butter, which may or may not be disappointing depending on what you are looking for.  Instead, the vanilla and chocolate aromas make the scent of this body butter more creamy, and less citrusy.  They tie all of the spice and citrus notes into one harmonious, truly unique spiced scent.    Once the body butter fully absorbs into your skin, the aroma lingers subtly, delicately scenting your skin.

Live Inspired Organics Body Velvet Body Butter Peace Vanilla Spice

The ingredients are:

  • Blood orange hydrosol
  • Coconut oil
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Sunflower oil
  • Polyglycerol-3
  • Beeswax
  • Kokomo butter
  • Mango butter
  • Kosher certified soy and non-GMO mixed tocopherols
  • Elderberry extract
  • Vanilla flavor
  • Chocolate flavor
  • Mandarin essential oil
  • Plant based vanilla spice fragrance
  • Peppermint chocolate essential oil
  • Clove essential oil

Live Inspired Organics identifies certain ingredients as organic.  However, because their products are not certified organic I can’t give much weight to those claims.  I am sure the people at Live Inspired Organics are lovely, honest people.  But in a world where brands are faking organic certifications and cutting corners where they can, we cannot present something to you, dear readers, as organic unless it is certified as such.  That being said, the lack of certification didn’t stop me from buying Living Inspired Organics’ products, so, as you can see, that was not a make or break requirement for my body butter and lip balm purchase.

Live Inspired Organics’ Peace Body Velvet is the perfect answer for anyone who wants a warm, spicy body butter when pumpkin spice is out of season.  It is also good for someone who just wants to change things up and try something a little different.  If you are looking for a body butter with a true vanilla scent – this is not the body butter for you.  But if you are looking for a body butter with a soft, creamy, slightly orange clove-spiced scent – this is definitely a body butter you need to try.

The texture of Live Inspired Organics’ Body Velvet is that of a light and fluffy whipped body butter. It noticeably contains oils, but is non-greasy.  This body butter absorbs easily into a clean, soft finish.  Because it is lightweight and non-greasy, this is a perfect body butter for the warmer months.

 

Lip Balm in Peace (0.15 oz/4.25g)

I absolutely love Live Inspired Organics’ lip balm.  This is surprising because I didn’t give much thought to it, I am normally not a fan of chocolate-scented or flavoured products, and only chose it because it was a free gift with purchase.  As it turns out, I like the lip balm even more than the body butter.  While the chocolate scent of the body butter is barely noticeable, it is very noticeable in the lip balm, in an interesting way.  Aside from mint chocolate flavours and scents, this is one of the few chocolate-flavoured products I have tried where the chocolate does not overpower the other flavours in the product.  While the words “vanilla essence” appear on the packaging, similar to the body butter, this lip balm similarly lacks a distinct vanilla scent.  Instead it has a vanilla-spiced scent, with the spice making up the more prominent notes.  This lip balm has a sweet and creamy light chocolate vanilla flavor, a muted mint flavour, and a slight orange flavour.  Each flavour holds its own, but they all combine to deliver a wonderful taste that resonates more with your nose than your taste buds.

Live Inspired Organics Lip Balm in Peace Vanilla Essence

The ingredients in Live Inspired Organics’ Lip Balm in Peace are:

  • Unrefined cocoa butter
  • Beeswax
  • Coconut oil
  • Kokomo butter
  • Sunflower oil
  • Vanilla flavor
  • Chocolate flavor
  • Green mandarin essential oil
  • Plant based vanilla spice fragrance
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Clove essential oil
  • Mixed tocopherols

Live Inspired Organics’ Lip Balm has the most amazing smooth, soft texture.  It easily glides across your lips, coating them in luxurious butters and oils.  The amazing chocolate, vanilla spiced scent makes me want to keep applying this lip balm, coat after coat, to keep breathing in the wonderful aroma.  But I have to remind myself not to overdo it. Using too much of this lip balm will leave you with overly shiny lips. I would not suggest using it overnight unless you plan to exfoliate your lips in the morning; used overnight this lip balm has a tendency to evaporate or dry and leave my lips susceptible to peeling.  I am not bothered by this because I wake up with softball lips that are ready for exfoliation, but it is important to know in case you are looking for a moisturizing lip balm.  Fortunately, no matter how much or how little of this lip balm you apply it is not sticky.

Live Inspired Organics | All Natural Body Care

Coming across Live Inspired Organics’ products has been a happy discovery.  “Peace,” their vanilla-spice scented line, is unique and I would order it again, especially the lip balm.  I also want to try “Love,” their strawberry-scented line, and “Joy,” their floral line of products.  Have you tried Live Inspired Organics’ products before?  What is your favourite scent?  And, if they develop scents for the other four fruits of the Spirit, what do you think faithfulness would smell like?  Is there an under-the-radar line of bath and body products we should try next?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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